Monday, April 21, 2008


This is what I want most of all.


Saturday, April 19, 2008

Spring Break

We had a great spring break this week. I was really hoping to get out of town, but that just wasn't in the cards this year.
For Noah, the week was all about camp at the U of R. He attended Rochester Scholars, Jr and spent the week learning to make his own website.

Monday began with Noah off to camp and the girls did some crafts and then off to playdates and sleepovers. What a way to start the week.

Tuesday, the girls and I had breakfast at Denny's and then did a little shopping at Big Lots.They fell in love with these recliners and are convinced that we should buy them for our living room. I don't think they really go with all our plans. We were then off to the cardswap. The girls had a great time, both in designing their own cards and in making all the cards by the other girls who participated.

Wednesday, we got up early and headed to the zoo with Amy, Jack and Addy. We had not been in a couple of years and the girls were very excited about going, but mostly about going with Jack and Addy.

Darren was home on Thursday, so we had a picnic with the Gregorys and went on a hike at Corbett's Glen.

We finished up the night with The Spiderwick Chronicles.

Friday was the highlight of the week for everyone. Noah had class presentations.

The girls got mani-pedis and haircuts at Sweet and Sassy.


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Master Bedroom

We have finally finished all the bedrooms and hall upstairs. Sunday night, Darren put down the threshold and we moved the furniture back into our bedroom.

We are very pleased with the final results. The colors are from Benjamin Moore, but we used Behr paint from Home Depot. The ceiling is paradise blue, and the walls are nova scotia blue. We have found that tinting the primer is key to great wall coverage. Our friend, Zion, the muralist, taught us that when we were painting our last house.

I had book club here on Monday, so that was a motivation to get things back on the walls. Now the key is to keep out the clutter!

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Jumping for Joy

The kids have been quite eager for Darren to get the trampoline back up, so he finally was able to do it on Saturday as one of his many honey-do activities.
This has been one of our best investments for our family. The kids will spend hours playing and making up games together.

This is yesterday, after leaving the tennis courts in a huff, everyone is happy and having a good time with Noah's friend, Cyrus.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Tennis, Anyone?

It was 71 degrees today and absolutely beautiful. The kids and I walked over to the park and played a little tennis. Noah and Annabel played really well together, until they couldn't stand the peace and harmony any longer. Bea and Winnie ran laps around the court most of the time.
Bea's biggest complaint (and Annabel's) was that it was too hot. I tried to tell them that come summer, this would be a cool day.


Three Left

Anyone who has sat at our kitchen table knows that it is a dangerous gamble. We are now down to three chairs and who knows how soon before the next one goes down.

We bought six chairs from Sam's club when Noah was an infant. He turns 12 in May. I guess our $250 investment has just about run out.


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Two Weeks Later

Bea finally let me pull her tooth for her this morning. It was so loose that it really only took one quick yank to get it out.

Let's hope the tooth fairy has some cash and doesn't forget to make a late night visit.


Not April's Fool

Annabel came home yesterday to announce that she had been chosen as a soloist for her Spring Chorus concert. Over 70 kids auditioned, so we are very happy for her. I had her give me a pinky promise (her most solemn oath) yesterday, because I didn't want to be April fooled by the good news. She will be singing Ordinary Miracle from Charlotte's Web.
Her concert is May 20th should anyone like to come along.